Culture

Growth of online connectivity shaping cultures around the world; diversity of all kinds gaining new influence; the fusion of ideas and perspectives—this page covers the trends and news that will influence culture into the future.

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https://singularityhub.com/2017/01/08/you-can-now-wear-a-nanoscale-archive-of-1000-languages-around-your-neck/
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Singularity Hub
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https://qz.com/1033354/we-still-have-no-idea-why-humans-speak-over-7000-languages/
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Quartz
Despite the crucial role languages play in human civilization, only a handful of scientific studies have looked into their spread and origins.
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https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/12/we-wont-be-listening-to-music-in-a-decade-according-to-vinod-khosla/
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Techcrunch
Depending on who you ask, the advantage of technology based on artificial or machine intelligence could be a topsy-turvy funhouse mirror world — even in some very fundamental ways. “I actually think 10 years from now, you won’t be listening to music,” is a thing venture capitalist Vinod Khosla said onstage today during a fireside […]
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4517794/Google-announces-standalone-virtual-reality-headsets.html
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Daily Mail
Google announced the plans in California on Wednesday at its annual conference for app developers. HTC and Lenovo will make the first headsets, which will be released later this year.
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https://www.factor-tech.com/connected-world/8113-tactile-touchless-feedback-will-let-you-reach-out-and-feel-virtual-worlds/
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Factor
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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/dna-test-divorce/571684/
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The Atlantic
A father reflects on an experience that is becoming more common.
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/chinese-characters-are-futuristic-and-the-alphabet-is-old-news
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Pocket
The QWERTY keyboard was once the envy of the world, but not anymore.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7W7Dk4d1eI
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Timcast
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https://jackfisherbooks.com/2018/04/10/artificial-intelligence-deep-fakes-and-the-uncertain-future-of-reality/
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Jack Fisher Books
Picture the following scenario that may or may not end up being a common occurrence in the near future. It's not a thought experiment. It's not a prediction either. It's just a possible manifestation of what our future might hold. It's late at night and you decide to check out some porn. You struggle to decide…
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https://restofworld.org/2020/south-korea-honjok-loneliness/
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Rest of World
The day Kim Hye-min threw up on the job while working as a graphic designer at a small broadcasting firm in Seoul, she was so overwhelmed by stress that it made…
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https://www.oru.se/english/news/news-archive/news-archive-2018/culturally-competent-robots-the-future-in-elderly-care/
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Orebro University
Future robots will assist the elderly while adapting to the culture of the individual they are caring for. The first of this type of robots are now being
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https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2142658/too-many-men-china-and-india-battle-consequences
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SCMP
In the world’s most populous nations, men outnumber women by 70 million. Both countries are trying to come to grips with the policies that created this generation of gender imbalance
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https://newrepublic.com/article/134811/tv-dating-shows-changed-love-marriage-china-forever
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The New Republic
As TV became more commercialized, so did marriage.
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https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth
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The Guardian
Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism
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https://techcrunch.com/2015/12/07/virtuality-reality-and-the-future-of-music/
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Techcrunch
Pretty soon, you’ll be able to strap on a headset and spend a day immersed in the life of almost anyone on earth. Want to be Kanye West for a few hours, performing for a crowd of tens of thousands or hanging out with your beautiful family? Just pop on a pair of virtual reality goggles and get ready to live a superstar’s life. Of course, virtual reality (VR) can be used for much more than livin
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/15/twitter-facebook-ad-ban-micro-targeting
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The Guardian
Ban will come with restrictions on ‘cause-based’ ads, as Facebook faces backlash over policies
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https://pitchfork.com/features/article/9896-is-the-era-of-free-streaming-music-coming-to-an-end/
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Pitchfork
With streaming services asserting their market dominance, the music industry must now try to convince an entire generation raised on free to start paying up—without scaring them off.
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https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/264620/centennials-a-connected-world-with-an-eight-secon.html
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Media Post
Centennials: A Connected World With An Eight Second Attention Span - 12/15/2015
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8OuSJKSkwE&feature=youtu.be
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Insider
Painting on a canvas is so 20th century.
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https://futurism.com/the-era-of-ownership-is-ending
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Futurism
In the future, people will own fewer things, allowing more freedom.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/playstation-shuhei-yoshida-vr-brain-2015-7?r=UK
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Business Insider
VIDEO: Our perception of what is or isn't real is about to change.